Jamaa as-Chleuh Mosque, Casablanca

Jamaa as-Chleuh Mosque, Casablanca

In the center of the old city of Casablanca there is a mosque that once went by the name "Fig Tree Mosque." It was a very small mosque. It was built in 1899 by Mohammed Senhadji of Sousa. In time the fig tree and the mosque grew. The growing congregation needed more room. The name of the Mosque changed to Jamaa as-Chleuh.

The Chleuh people were Berber migrants to the old city. They were also employed to provide security for the mosque. The fig tree has grown. The carved patterns on the minaret of the mosque are strongly similar to those on the minaret of the Grand Hassan II mosque.

The Jamaa as-Chleuh mosque can be found on the Rue des Chleuh, literally in the "heart" of the old city of Casablanca. It is near Bab Marrakech, an arched sandstone gateway that withstood the earthquake of 1775. The Chleuh mosque has its own particular beauty. It is a true Friday mosque.

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Jamaa as-Chleuh Mosque on Map

Sight Name: Jamaa as-Chleuh Mosque
Sight Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Religious
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